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Fred Bon Obituary

Fred Allen Bon
Fred Allen Bon

January 17, 1932 - March 22, 2013
Resided in Steele, ND
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Fred Allen Bon, 81, Steele, ND, died peacefully at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck on March 22, 2013, with his son, Tom, at his side.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church in Robinson with Rev. Valerie Kinlan and Rev. Jacob DeBoer officiating. Burial will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Eastgate Steele Chapel and will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Fred was born on January 17, 1932, in Woodworth, ND, to Arthur and Mabel (Robbins) Bon. He was their second child and only son. Fred grew up on the family farm south of Robinson. He and his sister, Mary, shared a close bond and a love of the farm. They took turns staying home from school to put in the crop when their parents were in poor health.

Fred attended Quinby Township Country School during his younger elementary school years and graduated from Robinson High School in 1949. He briefly attended NDSU and then returned to fulltime farming.

He married Emma Lou Dietsch of Pingree, ND, on June 13, 1954. Together they shared the joys and trials of life until her death on May 18, 1997. Fred and Emma Lou had four children: Thomas, Nicolett, Charles, and Carolyn.

They moved to Steele, ND, in 1989, where Fred, a self-taught businessman, served as chairman of Northland Financial for many years and was currently serving as chairman of First and Farmers Bank in Mayville/Portland, ND. In addition to his banking career, Fred enjoyed going out to the farm to work almost every day. When asked what he did for a living, he always identified himself first as a farmer.

Fred married Alice (Knuth) Grove on April 5, 2003, in Steele, ND. They enjoyed nearly ten happy years together.

Fred is survived by his wife, Alice of Steele, ND; his son, Thomas Bon of Fargo, ND; his daughter, Nicolett (Earl) Darling of Kersey, CO, grandson, Adam (Nicole) Darling, great-grandson, Brady Allen Darling, and granddaughter, Shannon Darling; his son, Charles (Jean) Bon of Robinson, ND, granddaughter, Laura (Zelwyn) Heide, great-grandson, John Heide, grandsons, Matthew and Michael Bon; and daughter, Carolyn (Ben) Koski of Schofield, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Mabel Bon; his sister, Mary Subart; and his first wife, Emma Lou Bon.

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Funeral Home
Eastgate Steele Chapel
Steele, ND US
Eastgate Steele Chapel
Steele, ND US
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church
216 Charles Street
Robinson, ND US
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
11:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Cemetery
Robinson, ND US
Wednesday, March 27, 2013


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